Queen Creek police seek charges against 7 suspects in Preston Lord investigation

Dec 28, 2023, 5:35 PM | Updated: Jan 5, 2024, 8:35 am

Queen Creek police arrest 7 in connection to Preston Lord death...

The Queen Creek PD suspects seven adults and minors of being involved in the late October beating death of 16-year-old Preston Lord. (Photos from GoFundMe and Queen Creek PD)

(Photos from GoFundMe and Queen Creek PD)

PHOENIX — Queen Creek police announced a breakthrough in its prolonged investigation into the beating death of 16-year-old Preston Lord.

Lord was hospitalized after being assaulted outside a Halloween party Oct. 28 and died from his injuries two days later.

The department announced it submitted charges against seven suspects — including adults and minors — on Thursday.

Police didn’t release the names of any of the suspects.

“The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the charges submitted,” Queen Creek PD spokesperson Jennifer Lamis told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “While charges have been submitted, the investigation continues and the public is encouraged to submit any new tips.”

Those with information that can help the investigation can access Queen Creek’s portal at Witnesses can submit video, photos and other media as potential evidence.

People who want to aid in the investigation can also call the FBI’s tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324).

“I want to reiterate that our focus continues to be getting justice for Preston Lord,” Lamis said.

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Queen Creek police seek charges against 7 suspects in Preston Lord investigation